“Interesting, absorbing and moving.”

- The New York Post

“A powerful true-life story related in heart-tugging fashion.

- The Hollywood Reporter

“Profoundly moving.

- The New York Times

Season Tickets available beginning July 15.
General Public Tickets available beginning July 22.


The Miracle Worker

Trails and Rails Museum
710 West 11th Street, Kearney

September 9-11 | 7 pm
September 12 | 2 pm

Adults $20
Students $10
Tickets available online or by calling 308-627-5796.

Season Tickets available beginning July 15.
General Public Tickets available beginning July 22.

Twelve-year-old Helen Keller lived in a prison of silence and darkness. Born deaf, blind, and mute, with no way to express herself or comprehend those around her, she flew into primal rages against anyone who tried to help her, fighting tooth and nail with unknowing desperation. Then Annie Sullivan came. Annie suspects that within Helen lies the potential for more, if only she can reach her. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, she breaks through Helen’s walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate, bringing her into the world at last. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.” Presented at the Trails and Rails Museum in Kearney, in partnership with the Buffalo County Historical Society, The Miracle Worker will bring audiences into the world of Keller’s struggles, and ultimately, her victories. Based on the remarkable true story, this inspiring and unforgettable play has moved countless audiences and become an American classic.  

High schools have the opportunity to bring students to a special Student Matinee performance of the show on Monday, September 13th! They will also have the option to participate in a talk-back with the cast and crew of the show as well as get a personal tour through Kearney’s Trails and Rails Museum.

Date: Monday, September 13 | Grades: 9th – 12th | Venue: Trails and Rails Museum, Kearney

Cost: $10 per student (Show Only) | $15 per student (Show, lunch, talkback, and personal tour)

9:30am Schools arrive, house opens
10:00am Performance
12:00pm Talkback
12:30pm Lunch and guided tour of Trails and Rails Museum
1:30pm Schools Depart
11:00am Schools arrive
11:30am Lunch and guided tour of Trails and Rails Museum
12:30pm House opens for session #2
1:00pm Performance
3:00pm Talkback
3:30pm Schools Depart

Interested in attending with your students?

Please contact us at ‘info@CraneRiverTheater.org’ or call (308)627-5796



Annie Sullivan
Helen Keller
Captain Arthur Keller
Mrs. Kate Keller
James Keller
Technical Director
Technical Director

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